Hello, I am so excited to share my post about Follow Your Arrow. I absolutely adored this book, and a huge thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours, the author, and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with me. It is one of my favorite books of the year, and I am here to talk about the top 5 reasons you should read this book!
For fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, this is a riveting and irresistible take on love, life, and identity — both online and off.
CeCe Ross is kind of a big deal. She and her girlfriend, Silvie, are social media influencers with zillions of fans and followers, known for their cute outfits and being #relationshipgoals.
So when Silvie breaks up with her, CeCe is devastated. She’s lost her first love, and now she can’t help but wonder if she’ll lose her followers as well.
Things get even messier when CeCe meets Josh, a new boy in town who is very much Not Online. CeCe isn’t surprised to be falling for a guy; she’s always known she’s bi. And Josh is sweet and smart and has excellent taste in donuts… but he has no idea that CeCe is internet-famous. And CeCe sort of wants to keep it that way.
But when CeCe’s secrets catch up to her, she finds herself in the middle of an online storm, where she’ll have to confront the blurriness of public vs. private life, and figure out what it really means to speak her truth.
Top 5 Reasons to Read Follow Your Arrow
- Adorably Queer – CeCe is dealing with the break up with her girlfriend, and she wonders who she is outside of the relationship. She knows well she is bisexual, and she is not afraid to be vocal about her sexuality. This goes against the idea people have you cannot be bisexual if you are with someone of a different gender/non gender, and I love how this goes against those molds and breaks them.
- Quick read- This book is so well written, I could not put it down. Once you start reading, this is a book you have to see out to the end. I was smiling and enjoying every moment of the book, I could not believe when it was over.
- Strong characters- CeCe stands up for what she believes in, and she is not afraid to be herself. Her mom is also strong because she left a toxic husband to allow her family to have a better life. This is a positive example of strong women, and I love it.
- Named after an awesome song – The Kacey Musgraves song this is named after is amazing, and I highly suggest you check it out!
- That cover – The cover is so pretty and vibrant. Just seeing it makes me smile. The story within is just as great! But the cover is just so gorgeous, you cannot help but love it so much.
Jessica Verdi is an author of books for kids and teens about identity, family, acceptance, and love.
Though she’s always been a bookworm (her childhood was basically defined by the philosophy that working your way through giant stacks of library books is far superior to playing outside), she remained convinced throughout high school and college that theatre and music were meant to be her creative outlets. After nearly ten years in the NYC theatre world, she got an idea for a novel. While that first attempt at a “book” will never see the light of day—nope, don’t ask—it was the book that started her love affair with writing. Now she can’t imagine doing anything else.
Jess received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School and is a freelance editor of romance and women’s fiction. She lives in New York with her family.